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Program Details

Length of the Program

3.5 - 4 years

Admissions Process

Students accepted to the Kline School of Law may apply for the MPH before matriculation or any time in their first two years in the law school. A GRE is required only if the student has not taken the LSAT. To apply, students will complete the release form to transfer their application materials between schools. The Dornsife School of Public Health will request the student’s law admissions materials for review, so the student need not resubmit those materials.


Students spend their first year full-time in Law. They leave the law school for one academic year to pursue the MBA full-time, and this “leave” can occur after their first or second year of Law. The programs share credits such that students must complete a minimum of 79 Law credits (rather than 85) and a minimum of 47 Public Health credits (rather than 56). Students must complete all specific course requirements in both programs, as well as the 50 pro bono hours required for the JD. Students are not permitted to take Summer quarter courses in Public Health due to academic calendar regulations.

Requirements and Plan of Study

Financial Awards

The Dornsife School of Public Health may offer some scholarship aid to JD/MPH students. This is awarded separately from any Law School scholarship. Tuition and fee rates can be found here.


A 2.5 minimum cumulative law GPA is required for acceptance to the MPH part of the program. Students’ acceptance prior to Law School matriculation may be conditional on this GPA. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the Dornsife School of Public Health to remain in good standing and complete the program, and students will not receive credit toward the MPH for courses in which the grade earned is below a “C”. For the 6 semester credits (9 quarter credits) in Law that the Dornsife School of Public Health will accept toward the MPH, students must earn a minimum grade of “C”. Students must maintain a 2.20 cumulative GPA in the Kline School of Law to remain in good standing and complete the program.